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Death in Sarajevo (2016)

Smrt u Sarajevu (original title)
The major hotel Europe in Sarajevo will receive an important visit on the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, attack that triggered World War. As the manager of ... See full summary »

Director:

Danis Tanovic

Writers:

Bernard-Henri Lévy (based on his play "Hotel Europe"), Danis Tanovic (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Snezana Vidovic Snezana Vidovic ... Lamija (as Snezana Markovic)
Izudin Bajrovic Izudin Bajrovic ... Omer
Vedrana Bozinovic ... Vedrana (as Vedrana Seksan)
Muhamed Hadzovic Muhamed Hadzovic ... Gavrilo
Faketa Salihbegovic Faketa Salihbegovic ... Hatidza
Edin Avdagic Koja Edin Avdagic Koja ... Edo
Jacques Weber ... Jacques
Aleksandar Seksan Aleksandar Seksan ... Enco
Rijad Gvozden Rijad Gvozden ... Rijad
Boris Ler Boris Ler ... Kiki
Luna Zimic Mijovic ... Tajna
Ermin Sijamija ... Sef
Amar Selimovic Amar Selimovic ... Soldo
Mugdim Avdagic Mugdim Avdagic ... Mugdim
Alija Aljevic Alija Aljevic ... Alija
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The major hotel Europe in Sarajevo will receive an important visit on the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, attack that triggered World War. As the manager of the place waiting to Jacques, a special French guest, workers in the kitchen preparing a strike because they have spent months without pay and journalist records a television show on the roof.

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Official submission of Bosnia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017, but it was not nominated. See more »

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Contemporary drama set in the "strife torn" Balkans.
8 June 2016 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Prestige offering from the Serb film industry fits right into the film festival mold.

The account of Balkan history they jam in (complete with caption on the genuine academic being interviewed) is the most interesting element with showing Izudin Bajrovic's failing luxury hotel, the camera snaking through it's corridors and spaces with concierge Vidovic, coming in second. The personal stories aren't bad but the everybody fails ending is a bit of a downer.

Vice to see Jacques Weber getting top billing. Muted greenish colour gets by.


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Language:

Bosnian | French | English

Release Date:

23 August 2017 (France) See more »

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Looking for Europe See more »

Filming Locations:

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina See more »

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$46,475
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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